Allen Robinson accepts his franchise tag

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All it took was a simple flirtation with Kenny Golladay to get Allen Robinson to squeeze the bird in the hand.

The Bears receiver has signed his one-year franchise tender, NFL Media reports. Anyone who reads PFT is not surprised; we posted roughly an hour ago that it was moving this way — even though Robinson previously had shown no inclination to sign.

It’s not just the smart play, it’s the only play. With $17.9 million on a one-year deal at a time when the market is down and the top receivers aren’t getting big offers, Robinson risked having the tag rescinded — and then having to find $17.9 million for 2021 on the open market.

He’s now under contract with the Bears. He also can now be traded by the Bears, in theory. However, his new team would step into Chicago shoes, with a July 15 deadline for doing a long-term deal.

13 responses to “Allen Robinson accepts his franchise tag

  1. No competing offers may have spurred a smart GM to consider whether the franchise tag is an overpayment.

  2. Mama Robinson to Allen, “Allen, you’re older then other good WR’s , your stats aren’t as good. stop being being a fool and RUN to sign that damn contract you’ll never see again”

  3. He may have shifted the pressure a bit here. They need him to sign a contract, even if only for two years with just a bit higher than the tag amount guaranteed, if year two is voided. That way the Cap hit is reduced significantly in 2021.

  4. Bears just released Kyle Fuller and are trading Akiem Hicks, so maybe A-Rob will end up getting a long term deal from this freed up money.

  5. What a clown (extremely talented receiver), but now stuck in the wasteland known as the Chicago Bears WR room. Shoulda signed with Green Bay a few years ago when he had the chance…have fun catching passes from the “red rifle” in the midst of another 7-9 season 🙂

  6. Bears fans excited about the 10s of yards Robinson and Dalton are going to put up together.

  7. This is an insane amount of money to pay.

    It’s no wonder that the Bears are dysfunctional.

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